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Wingate & Finchley gain their first victory of 2014 after completing a 3-1 win against Thamesmead Town
12:26pm Monday 27th January 2014 in Sport
Wingate & Finchley earned their first Ryman Premier points of 2014 with a crucial 3-1 win over Thamesmead Town.
The result ended a run of one victory in ten league matches and saw the Blues regain a five point buffer to the relegation zone.
Wingate took the lead in the fifth minute. Tommy Tejan-Sie showed great composure as he bore down on goal and slotted the ball under the goalkeeper.
The wind played havoc with both sides in an even first half and Thamesmead levelled the score as a long ball was flicked on to Tommy Whitnell and he volleyed past Bobby Smith.
After the break the weather deteriorated but the wind was now behind Wingate.
They took control of the game with two goals in a four minute spell.
Tejan-Sie played an important role as he took on half of Thamesmead's team, crossed to Adam Bolle and he headed home.
Four minutes later Ahmet Rifat scored another header for the Blues as he converted an Ola Williams cross.
There was a heavy thunderstorm which forced the players off for a ten minute spell but fortunately they were able to come back on.
The rain made play difficult but Wingate had the best chances late on as Thamesmead struggled.
Tejan-Sie had a vicious half-volley saved and Adam Bolle also saw an effort parried but the Blues had done enough to claim all the points.
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